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Could anyone recommend me a decent camera tripod (not mini) for my
Canon. No more than ?50. Any particular brands to look out
for or features etc.

Do all cameras have the same tripod socket size (universal fitting/thread thingy size)?
 

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Yes they're all the same thread. Some have a locking pin as well, if your camera has this, to stop it rotating on the thread. More commonly found on camcorders. I got a Sony tripod to match my camera - not only does it have a locking pin and spirit level, it has the all-important wired remote shutter release and zoom. All of which also work with my 12 year old Hi8 Handycam. If your camera has a wired remote capability, get a Canon remote tripod. If not (or it has infra red remote), get any brand that appears to be well built. ?50 will easily get a good quality basic tripod.

Come to think of it, here's a Canon camera on my Sony tripod! [:D]

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I got the old Ixus 400[:D] and so it doesn't have those features as
mentioned. I've narrowed it down to the Cullmann range......

Btw nice closeup shots[Y]
 

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I have a Jessops tripod, only cost ?30 and its sturdy enough for most
things and has most of the adjustments you're likely to need.
 

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I have a Jessops tripod, only cost ?30 and its sturdy enough for most
things and has most of the adjustments you're likely to need.
Me too. Has everything on it and is good for hitting Chavs with.

I copy Nik. He's my hero [:p]
 

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I have a Jessops tripod, only cost ?30 and its sturdy enough for most things and has most of the adjustments you're likely to need.
Same here. Does its job nicely and makes getting some shots an absoloute dream.

I am toying with the idea of buying a mini tripod as well - any suggestions?
 

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Have a look in the back of Digial Photography magazine this
month. I have it up at my parents house and they have some
cracking wee ones in there for not more than ?20 [:)]

I'm thinking of getting one too as this winter wont make my hands very steady!
 

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These things split low and look very sturdy too. From the look of
them you'll have it about a foot off the ground which is just about
right. Have a look at a remote shutter cable for that truely
"it's cold, wet and i'm lazy" look [;)] I know i am!
 

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I think there are some where you can insert the shaft up-side down, so the camera "hangs" underneath, or you can get a mini-pod (even more mini than that one!) which have no tilt or swivel, they're literally just a platform to support the camera, in which case you could probably make your own out of a bit of plywood. Or get one of those mini bean bag camrea support thingies. I don't carry my tripod unless I have my car, so I have to dream up all manner of improvisations to keep my camera steady when doing street shots at night.
 

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Mine only takes a screw in release thingy which is a bit council but would do the job. No links sowy [:(]

edit - there is now!

check this bad boy out!
http://www.nomatica.co.uk/index.asp?chargement=/accessoires/mini-trepied/gammemini-trepied-photoEN.htm
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I'm feeling that [Y]

Are there any others that go lower though?
http://www.warehouseexpress.com/index.cfm?binsandscopes/tripods/manfrotto.html

Manfrotto the best tripods in the business.


Digital Tripods


709 Digi Tabletop Tripod
A table-top tripod perfect for a wide range of digital photographic applications. The Digi-Table-Top tripod sets up in seconds to form an exceptionally stable shooting platform that can be used virtually anywhere, indoors or out. It has a bright aluminium finish and comes complete with a Manfrotto Mini Ball Head providing 360? pan and ? 90? tilt. A convenient belt-loop carrying pouch is also available.


Model
Number

Closed Length
(cm)

Max.
Height
(cm)

Weight
( kg)

Max.
Load
(kg)

709B

17

9

0.1

2

709BR

17

9

0.1

2

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